FSA ID Required

You and/or your parent must have a FSA ID # from the U.S. Department of Education to electronically sign your FAFSA. For information on how to create a FSA ID #, click this link,  FSA ID.

To create a FSA ID, click this link, Create FSA ID.
Watch this video to Learn How to Create a FSA ID, Create FSA ID Video
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After your FAFSA is processed, you will receive an email notice with a link to your Student Aid Report (SAR). If you did not provide an email address, you will receive your SAR by regular mail. Check your SAR very carefully to make sure the information is correct. If data is not correct, login to your online FAFSA and make the necessary corrections.

If you do not receive a response from the FAFSA processor within three weeks, go to and select "Check the Status of a Submitted FAFSA."

2016-2017 (Fall 2016, spring 2017 and summer 2017)

You can now apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2016-2017 school year (Fall 2016, Spring 2017 and Summer 2017). The application can be completed at this link, FAFSA.

You will need to provide income information from the 2015 tax year. The best way to complete your FAFSA is to do the IRS Data Retrieval which automatically transfers your IRS tax data into the FAFSA.

See the important deadlines below.

2016-2017 Deadlines

March 2, 2016 – Deadline to be considered for Cal Grants A, B or C. You must submit a FAFSA and a GPA Verification*.

April 15, 2016 – Deadline for priority consideration for Federal Work Study and Federal SEOG for the 2016-2017 school year.

July 1, 2016 - Deadline to complete your financial aid file to guaranty your file will be reviewed before the start of the Fall semester. This applies to students with SAP in Good Standing only. Files completed after this date will still be reviewed but cannot be guaranteed that they will be reviewed before the Fall semester starts.

September 2, 2016 - Deadline for community college students only for Cal Grant B and C. You must be enrolled for Fall 2016 and submit a FAFSA and a GPA verification.

June 30, 2017 – Deadline to submit your FAFSA for processing for the 2016-2017 school year but only if you are enrolled for the Summer 2017 term.

You must submit your FAFSA to the federal processor by June 30, 2017, or by the end of semester for which you are requesting aid or your last date of enrollment, whichever occurs first, to be considered for aid.

*Students who have completed 24 or more units of transferable course work will have their GPA automatically calculated and submitted by the Financial Aid Office.

2015-2016 (Fall 2015, spring 2016 and summer 2016)

The deadline to apply for the FAFSA for the 2015-2016 school year (Fall 2015, Spring 2016 and Summer 2016) has passed.


  • Your application is processed faster
  • Online logic allows you to complete only the sections you need based on your circumstances
  • Ability to transfer your Federal tax return information from the IRS to your FAFSA directly
  • Ability to transfer your parent’s Federal tax return information from the IRS to your FAFSA directly
  • Online edits inform you of missing or inconsistent information right away
  • Receive an online confirmation of completion
  • Ensure that you meet application deadlines
This page was last updated on August 2, 2016.